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SNAPSHOTS: From the ground up

Mike Munzenrider / courtesy of Mark Connolly • Roseville construction projects soldier on through the winter, both as seen Feb. 14.

Tue
20
Feb

New Brighton commissioner removed for letter that ‘insulted’ council


screen grab • Ben Jones spoke before the New Brighton City Council Feb. 12, the same night council members voted to remove him from the city’s Planning Commission for writing a letter to the editor that ran in this paper, criticizing the council.

The New Brighton City Council voted Feb. 12 to remove Ben Jones from the city’s Planning Commission because he wrote a letter to the editor that ran in this paper, criticizing the council.

Tue
20
Feb

Plans and budget approved for ‘pocket park’ in southwest Roseville


courtesy of City of Roseville • The Roseville City Council approved plans and a $250,000 budget Feb. 12 for a “pocket park” located on just less than an acre of land at the southeast corner of Cleveland Avenue and County Road B.

The Roseville City Council unanimously approved plans and a budget for a “pocket park” in the southwest corner of the city, an area relatively empty of city-owned green space.

Tue
20
Feb

Shoreview writer pens love letter to small town baseball


submitted photo • Author Tom Murray and his father. Murray, a 30-year Shoreview resident, wrote the book “Father, Sons, and the Holy Ghosts of Baseball,” available now.

Writing is no new hobby for Tom Murray, a newly retired special education teacher and 30-year Shoreview resident. 

He says he’s been writing his whole life. But once, long ago, he asked someone if they would read a manuscript of his. 

Tue
20
Feb

New Brighton native competing on Nigerian Olympic bobsled team


courtesy of Uzoma Omeoga • New Brighton natives Akuoma and Uzoma Omeoga. Akuoma is competing with the Nigerian bobsled team in the winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Feb. 20 and 21, as can be see on NBC.

Bound for the winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Nigerian bobsled team member Akuoma Omeoga was born and raised in New Brighton. 

Tue
20
Feb

Falcon Heights resident wins first place in art show sponsored by the Benedictine Center in Maplewood


Lynnette Black

Lynnette Black, a resident of Falcon Heights for 36 years, won first place in a juried art show sponsored by the Benedictine Center in Maplewood.

Tue
20
Feb

Speed skating champions crowned at Roseville OVAL


submitted photo • Roseville’s Emily Bos leads the pack during a U.S. Long Track Age Group National Championships race at the Roseville OVAL Feb. 10.

The Roseville OVAL hosted the U.S. Long Track Age Group National Championships Feb. 10 and 11.

Mon
19
Feb

Changes to Margaret Street planned for this summer


courtesy of City of St. Paul • The City of St. Paul is planning to add features to Margaret Street to help slow down traffic to make the street safer for all modes of transportation. The street is already a marked bike boulevard, meaning that cars and bicycles share the same space. In addition, an off-street trail will be added along McKnight Road between Minnehaha Avenue and Hudson Road.

Project aims to improve bike and pedestiran safety in the corridior.

 

Mon
19
Feb

Spreading a little bit of kindness


Hannah Burlingame photos/Review • A gym at Somerset Elementary School in Mendota Heights was turned into an assembly line Feb. 14 as students filled sack lunches for a pop-up homeless shelter that will be in West St. Paul.

Somerset Elementary students participate in Kindness Day.

In a loud, packed gym, students at Somerset Elementary School in Mendota Heights had a different kind of Valentine’s Day. 

Mon
19
Feb

Mendota Heights council greenlights 2018 roadwork


courtesy of City of Mendota Heights • While the Mendota Heights City Council approved a number of road projects Feb. 7, including work on Mendakota Drive, it scrapped planned work on Mendakota Court because the road’s pavement is still viable for five more years.

Council pushes back work on road with still-viable concrete.

 

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